Monique Buys a Crêpe

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Monique Buys a Crêpe

Monique Buys a Crêpe
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

As Monique and I were enjoying one of the last glorious days of summer, we happened by a crêpe stand across the street from the Jardin des Plantes. There, a young woman was producing these lovely confections!

Our Server

Our Server
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

Crêpes can be sucrée (sweet) or salée (savory) and they are perhaps France’s most popular fast food. The crêperie that we spotted was on the corner of rue Buffon and rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, an ideal spot to stop for a snack after visiting the Jardin des Plantes .

Monique ordered a beurre/sucre (butter and sugar) crêpe.

Buttering the Griddle

Buttering the Griddle
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Ladling the Batter

Ladling the Batter
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Our server used two griddles to produce the crêpe. She buttered the first griddle and then ladled batter onto it. As the batter began to cook, she buttered the second griddle.

Moving <i>Crêpe</i> to Second Griddle

Moving Crêpe to Second Griddle
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

Once the batter had set, she moved it to the second griddle. Using two griddles speeds up the cooking process if there are a large number of customers waiting.

Monique Eagerly Accepts the  Crêpe

Monique Eagerly Accepts the Crêpe

The server dressed the crêpe with the butter and sugar, wrapped it, and handed it to Monique.

Bon appétit to all who love crêpes!

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One of the stops on our Ile Saint-Louis gourmet walking tour is a crêperie. Click HERE to view the Love2Eat video where Monique tells Lové Anthony all about crêpes during the walk that she took with her. Contact us if you’d like to book a gourmet walk!

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